Friday, July 16, 2010

**ENDED** Cheerios & a $25 American Express Gift Card - Review & GIVEAWAY!

As I sat down to start giving my review for Cheerios... a multitude of memories came to mind...from as early back as when me and my little brother would sit together before Christmas and string them for our own  little Christmas tree in our playroom, of course eating as many as got strung. Then moving forward quite a few years to when my son (now 19) and daughter (now 18) would go in the cabinet to "sneak" their snack containers that were always ready ( cause mommy wanted to make sure they were "sneaking" something that was good for them). Not only did me and my children make wonderful goodies using Cheerios, we also used them for arts and crafts and while learning to count.  Cheerios has truly been a part of my entire life! (And considering I am 45, that is a really long time.) Now onto the fun part...

As part of a heart healthy diet, eating Cheerios cereal, which is made with 100 percent whole grain oats, is an easy way to help maintain a healthy heart. And now cheerios is giving you the chance of a lifetime!


Cheerios is partnering with country music superstar Martina McBride and professional athlete Cal Ripken, Jr. for the "Do What You Love" Contest. McBride and Ripken will recognize two lucky people with prizes that will make their hearts race.



One music lover (and a guest) will tour the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum with McBride, hang out with her in her recording studio - the world famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tenn. - and even get VIP tickets to one of her upcoming concerts.


Another lucky baseball enthusiast (and a guest) will have the chance to hang out and play catch with Ripken and to tour the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in Aberdeen, Md., with the "Iron Man" of baseball himself. In addition, the winner will throw out the first pitch at the Cal Ripken World Series and sit in Ripken´s reserved seats at a Baltimore baseball game.

Now through July 23, 2010, you can submit your 150-250 word original story and photo, showcasing what you love to do. For a chance to win the experience of a lifetime with McBride and Ripken, visit http://www.cheerios.com/love today.

OH! And, MyBlogSpark and Cheerios generously sent me  a "Do What You Love" prize pack that includes one box of Cheerios and a $25 American Express® Gift Card that I can use towards doing what I love. They also provided me with an additional prize pack to give away to one of  MY readers! I am so excited!

Mandatory Entry: This must be done or no other entries will count. Be sure to include your email address to be contacted if you win.(To prevent spamming use this format: itscindisworld at yahoo dot com .)
 How do you love your heart so you can do what you love?

All extra entries you choose to do need to each be in a seperate comment. And if you already do any of the following, that counts too, put it in the comment.

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This giveaway will end Friday, July 23rd at 12 pm EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org.  The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: The product, information and prize packs were all given to me from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are solely mine.

And Li'l Priss says......
"Good Luck!"